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The Fox's Den

(Ref. 983682)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Very impressed with the property nice location and very well maintained"

    Reviewed by Gwen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Third time we've stayed in this cottage."

    We love it; the cottage is exactly as listed, and it's a great location for days out. There's lots for all ages in the local area. Among other things we enjoyed shops and entertainment in Whitby itself and activities at Dalby Forrest. The owners were really helpful; there was a lovely welcome pack when we arrived, including something for the dog, and they were very accommodating about an error I had made with the booking.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, clean and tidy with everything you could need."

    Beautifully decorated throughout, really made it feel homely and some lovely thoughtful extra touches. Thank you very much, will definitely book again.

    Thank you Lindsey for your wonderful feedback . You would be most welcome if you returned . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at the fox’s den."

    Lovely, helpful owner. Place was really well equipped and located about 20 minutes walk from Whitby. The house was immaculate when we arrived and couldn’t fault anything at all. Highly recommend.

    Thank you Amy for your kind comments , you would be most welcome to return and look forward to welcoming you into the foxette club Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superbly maintained and appointed property in a glorious location."

    I spoke with the owner both by telephone and face to face, and found him to really care that the guests thoroughly enjoy both the property and also their holiday. Walking my dog over the viaduct following the Cinder Track was a sheer joyful experience as the scenery is wonderful and there is always something new to observe. I have visited Whitby several times from boyhood, but even though I am now 80, I learned many new things about the town and its history. One day, I hope to come back, but I may need a wheelchair!

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful place."

    Well equipped comfortable property wonderful little touch of cake biscuits and tea on arrival. I now want to buy a hypnos mattress. The Bed was so comfy. My only quip and it's my own preference would be darker curtains or black out blinds in the bedrooms.

    Thankyou ever so much for that wonderful feedback. We will consider black out blinds which I think is a great idea , See you all very soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nishel5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Great location only a 20 minute walk over the viaduct into Whitby. In a lovely peaceful place. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and the owners were very helpful in returning a jacket that we left in the cottage at the end of our stay. Would definitely recommend the Fox's Den, we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely property."

    Perfectly situated for a stroll into Whitby. A cosy home from home will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "First class accommodation, you’ve thought of everything you might need right ..."

    First class accommodation, you’ve thought of everything you might need right down to beach wind breaker , even got treat for the pet dog Certainly recommend this place to everyone

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great accommodation."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Nice touch with the welcome pack. Setting is beautiful with a lot of wildlife to see. Gentle walk into Whitby along the Cinder Path. Great value for what was on offer.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "From the moment we went through the front door we started to relax."

    The layout was perfect to socialize and chill at the same time. It has everything you would need and more for a lovely week away. Even a small Christmas tree and decorations, table set with crackers party poppers and fizz. Now the beds. We have stayed in hotels all over the world and the beds were right up there for comfort

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, easy to walk into Whitby down the Cinder track."

    Warm,homely and well equipped. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. A lovely little gift was left for us from the hosts . Really fantastic stay. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou Angela for your wonderful feedback. You are most welcome any time and we look forward to seeing you very soon as you are now officially a foxet.... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "The 2nd time we stayed at this property."

    It's very comfortable and clean. Thank you for obliging with our special last minute request too.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback Lorraine .we look forward to seeing you again in the near future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great time at fox's den."

    Couldn't of asked for a better holiday home. Everything there you could possibly need. Very clean and comfy and lovely to have a small garden and patio area on the front for the sunny days which we had most of the week! The cinder path is great for a walk into Whitby, it was about 25 to 30 minutes depending on how fast you walk but it doesn't seem that long as it's a flat walk on the viaduct then through the woods. Sainsbury's 2 minute drive away. The only thing we didn't like was the drive up through Ruswarp, very narrow winding roads but that doesn't impact on how good the fox's den and the setting was. We've been to Whitby on numerous occasions but this was by far the best, the fact that you have a parking space and a garden are big ticks. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for the lovely welcome pack too!

    Thankyou Louise for that fantastic feedback. You are always welcome back at the Den any time . Look forward to seeing you again very soon . Foxy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property !"

    Everything included to make your stay enjoyable. Excellent location, 15 minute walk into Whitby along the Cinder Track . Generous owners who leave you a lovely welcome pack. We took dishwasher tablets e.t.c, but they were provided too. If you have children, lots of books, games, fishing nets and a paddling pool provided too. Dog treats , bowls even provided. Lovely outside areas to sit, but area at back not enclosed on one side so have to keep an eye on dogs and children. Thoroughly enjoyed our week, glorious weather and we will definitely be back. One of the top cottages we have stayed in. Highly recommend.

    It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your party at the fox's den . Thankyou for your wonderful comments ,it would be a joy to welcome you back . Thankyou . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing stay in this beautiful home, welcome pack on arrival a lovely touch even a treat for the dog also a jar of food to feed the ducks each day."

    Kitchen very well equipped and the fairy lights in the kitchen are a lovely touch kids loved them. House spotless has lots of quality accessories and furnishings, beds and pillows extremely comfy. Great to have two toilets when you are with other family members. Location is perfect very peaceful car park just outside local to Whitby Scarborough and Sainsbury supermarket up the road. We had two children with us a 2 year old 1 year old and a dog, the back garden is not secure the dog was ok he loved the garden the toddlers kept doing a runner to the park given the chance once they knew where it was perhaps a gate at the end on the path between the home and the end property as the bottom one was secured,could work which would not restrict access to other properties. That said I would definitely book The Fox’s Den again as it has everything we needed and more high chair and safety gate were requested and we got. I had communication all the time from Sykes to the owners all relayed back with online chat. There was no mention of an iron of freezer it has both a very large fridge freezer in fact big enough to take our on line Tesco shop which arrived 1 hour after us. Sykes have been amazing throughout I’ve had constant email updates from start to finish as well as my online chat in between it’s been a real pleasure to have booked with them we will definitely recommend Sykes and will use them again in the future and Den and Liz for letting us share their beautiful home. The Fox’s Den. Thank you to all for a beautiful holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really lovely week in this gorgeous cosy cottage, a real home from home, will definitely be booking again later this year!"

    The cottage is in a great location for a quiet 20-25 minute walk along the stunning viaduct/cinder track into Whitby. The welcome gifts left on arrival were a real treat…. Thank you ☺️

    Liz and myself are delighted you had s great time at the fox's den .many thanks for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to seeing you again very soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "The foxes den was just like home from home everything you needed the beds where lovely and comfy it was lovely and quiet the location was really good it was about a 25 minute walk over the viaduct into whitby we really enjoyed our stay."

    Thankyou for your review are always very welcome at the fox's den and we hope to see you back very soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage with high level of cleanliness."

    Good location with a lovely walk into Whitby along the viaduct. Look forward to returning and have already recommended it

    Thankyou for your amazing feedback .we are delighted you had a great time and enjoyed our property. You are always welcome at the fox's den and are now an official foxette .... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "I would definitely recommend Foxes Den as it had everything you could want from a holiday property."

    It was spotlessly clean, cosy and all of the furnishing and fixtures were modern and of a high quality with good attention to detail. The owners have put a lot into making this a real home from home. The welcome pack was a real treat even having treats and presents for our dog Benny. The property's location was the cherry on the cake for us, situated close to the river in a lovely picturesque location yet not too far to walk to the centre of Whitley Bay, We would definitely come back here

    Thanks Terry for that fantastic review ,you are most welcome to return however we would like to think your coming back to Whitby bay not Whitley bay .....ha ha all the best to you and your family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Dec 2021

  • "The place is spotlessly clean and missing nothing."

    It is so conveniently located only 5 mins drive or 20 mins walk along the Cinder path to Whitby. Amazing views of the viaduct too. The parking disc was very useful, thank you!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was situated in a beautiful idyllic place, beneath the viaduct, giving access to lovely walks into the town centre, just a 20 minute walk away."

    The house was immaculate and a lovely welcome gift awaited us, even for the dog too. We had beautiful weather, which was even better. We were so lucky to find this house and would definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was a comfy, beautiful and clean cottage in a perfect location!"

    Will definitely come back! Made us want to move to Whitby for good

    Reviewed by Ma Anna5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    Everything you need and more besides. Great location, short walk to Whitby and so quiet. The only sounds are birds and peace. While walking I spotted a Kingfisher and saw a seal in Whitby Harbour. Would definitely book again. The owner was very thoughtful and great communication.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2020

  • "Brilliant house with everything we needed close to Whitby."

    Only gripe the site offered no recycling facilities.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, really well equipped cottage with plenty of rainy day activities."

    Lovely and clean throughout though I felt it is beginning to show some slights signs of wear and tear in the bathroom. Nevertheless it didn’t effect our stay and was still more then happy with the cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful property, well furnished with very comfortable bedrooms."

    Let down slightly with cleanliness. Some areas quite dusty, some pans and utensils needed washing and bathroom needs some attention. The bathroom let the property down. Lovely welcome gifts.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2019

  • "Was very impressed with the additional touches such as the welcome pack for dogs as well as humans!"

    The decor wasn't just the usual magnolia and was themed throughout; made it seem more like a home from home than a holiday cottage. Exterior was also lovely with hanging baskets, plant pots and good quality outdoor furniture, including a barbecue.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation which really felt like home."

    Well equipped kitchen with a lovely welcome pack of tea bags, coffee and a bottle of bubbly. Also a nice touch to have games and beach equipment to use whilst we were there. Only annoyance was the bedroom doors which rubbed against the carpet and required some effort to open and shut. Other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Aug 2019

  • "Brilliant base for exploring the east coast , the house exceeded our expectations , a real home from home , in a beautiful spot ."

    The children loved feeding the ducks , and watching the steam train go past , how often can you go on holiday with three children and say we never once had the television on! Will definitely be returning to Fox's Den.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The best equipped holiday accommodation we have used."

    Ideal location. Quiet, but only a short walk into Whitby across the viaduct, so no parking problems.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2019

  • "Had a chat online with one of your team asking if back yard was enclosed as we have a young dog and wad told yes so I booked."

    Got there and it wasn't wrong information given. Apart from that cottage was great.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2019

  • "The location is excellent only a mile and half walk into Whitby."

    Saves a fortune on parking fees.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2019

  • "Good accomodation, but, did not have a smart tv: which meant I could not use the usb stick loaded with movies I took with me on holiday."

    Apart from that very good accomodation and a great location .

    Reviewed by Jim4.1Jun 2019

  • "Fox's Den is a wonderful holiday property."

    1.5 miles out of Whitby on the Cinder Track and alongside the beautiful disused Railway Viaduct. Easy walking into Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. The property is most comfortable and beautifully presented and met all our needs. Thank you, my brothers and sisters and I had a most wonderful holiday together.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Dec 2018

  • "Fox's Den is probably the best holiday accommodation I have ever witnessed."

    Clean, tidy, warm, inviting, well equipped, cannot praise enough.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic standard of accommodation."

    Having stayed in that area before it would be nice to have access to the swimming pool/ park.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2018

  • "Our only problem was the high chair, which didn’t have the proper straps on it."

    There were reins which we managed to improvise with, but not ideal

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony with TV, 1 x twin with TV (zip/link, can be double on request), 1 x twin with single (zip/link with TV.
  • All high quality Hypnos mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Bathroom with a shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Please Note: Only one twin zip link can be made to a double otherwise you cannot close the door
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, TV in each bedroom including 1 x Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture, rear decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

The Fox's Den rests amidst the serenity of the outskirts of Whitby, a stone's throw from the town itself as well as the wondrous North York Moors National Park.

The smart interior and excellent location for discovering the attractions of the area is ideal to bring your friends and family together to escape from everyday life.

Set in a mid-terrace position on Captain Cook's Retreat, looking over the striking footbridge which leads towards Whitby; feel refreshed from the moment that you enter the bright and airy interior.

After experiencing some of the many superb opportunities available nearby, look forward to returning to the modern sitting room, featuring a TV, a soothing neutral layout with doors leading out to a charming little patio.

Adjacent to this is the rejuvenating kitchen/diner, complete in a fresh, stylish manner and lined with attractive units hosting a useful range of appliances.

Take the stairs to find the three immaculate bedrooms on the first floor, the two twin rooms are ideal for children and friends, while the master double bedroom boasts access onto a peaceful balcony to be enjoyed with a relaxing glass of wine at the end of the day.

The interior concludes excellently with a pristine family bathroom, offering a shower over the bath.

A social decking area lies to the rear of The Fox's Den, a wonderful space for some alfresco dining under the summer sun.

A head-clearing walk will take you into charm-filled central Whitby, with much to see and do in the way of high-quality amenities and a range of attractions, not to mention the beautiful old abbey and glorious sandy beach.

Scenic walking and cycling can be enjoyed throughout the North York Moors National park, meanwhile a number of popular tourist spots can be found nearby, including Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough slightly further afield.

A wonderfully homely base from which to explore this tremendous region.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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